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when: 08.03.2010 - 12.03.2010  
Event title Trainors’ Training on Sustainable Sanitation
Where: Development Academy of the Philippines - Tagaytay City
Category: Trainings
Event description:


8- 12 March 2010


Course Description: 

The course is a separate and independent course intended for persons who will conduct sustainable sanitation training for sanitation inspectors as well as for sanitation professionals and practitioners.


It is a 5-day training of trainors (ToT) program that combines the imparting of knowledge on (a) sustainable sanitation in general, its concept and principles, and on the components and elements of the Philippine Sustainable Sanitation Road Map, among other topics; and (b) on appropriate teaching methods and the philosophy and principles of adult learning. Potential trainors will receive an introduction into the current sanitary and health situation of the Philippines, its impacts on health, the environment, and the economy. It introduces the basic principles of the closed-loop sustainable sanitation approach as well as the integrated water resources management concept. Sustainable sanitation systems and technology options will be presented, in particular, those which are applicable to the Philippine situation.  Management and financing options for sanitation, the legal aspects of sanitation, as well as action planning for sustainable sanitation are also included. The course will be conducted utilizing the philosophy and principles of adult learning.


It will be a Certificate Course with endorsement from the members of the Consortium of Academic Institutions for Sustainable Sanitation (ACSuSAN). Participants who will successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Competency from ACSuSAN.



Poor sanitation and hygienic conditions most often lead to severe water pollution and health risks including preventable diseases like diarrhoea and cholera that cause thousands of deaths every year in the Philippines. In the past years, a huge number of sustainable sanitation pilot projects worldwide have successfully demonstrated that sustainable solutions do exist and function well. The knowledge about the current sanitation crisis, new environmentally sound sustainable sanitation solutions, successful planning and implementation as well as on the linkages between sanitation, hygiene and health, food security and many more will help future trainors to better understand the sustainable sanitation approach and will help put the gained knowledge into practice.


Course Objectives (Terminal Competencies) :

At the end of the course, the participants are expected to:

1.    Have a common understanding about sustainable sanitation, its concepts, elements, components and other aspects; 

2.    Be able to demonstrate knowledge and leveled-off understanding on the main principles of the reuse-oriented sustainable sanitation approach and its prospective impact on environmental sustainability, human dignity, health and food security; available sustainable sanitation technologies and their modes of operation; integrated water resources management; management and financing options for Philippine communities; and legal aspects of sanitation.

3.    Be able to prepare a syllabus and formulate a lesson plan for particular topic/topics in the sustainable sanitation course modules.

4.    Be able to conduct training on sustainable sanitation, utilizing the philosophy and principles of adult learning.


Training Methodology:

1.    Lectures/seminars

2.    Interactive group discussion (using the 4As of adult teaching)

3.    Group work on action planning, syllabus preparation and lesson planning  

4.    Demonstration/return demonstration on content and training methodology

5.    Post-evaluation after each course module